Vítor Paneira

Vítor Manuel da Costa Araújo (born 16 February 1966), known as Vítor Paneira, is a Portuguese former footballer who played as a right midfielder, and a manager.

Vítor Paneira
Personal information
Full name Vítor Manuel da Costa Araújo
Date of birth (1966-02-16) 16 February 1966 (age 55)
Place of birth Calendário, Portugal
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
1981–1982 Famalicão
1982–1983 Riopele
1983–1984 Famalicão
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1987 Famalicão 41 (2)
1987–1988 Vizela 37 (13)
1988–1995 Benfica 207 (28)
1995–1999 Vitória Guimarães 128 (15)
1999–2001 Académica 44 (2)
Total 457 (60)
National team
1987 Portugal U21 3 (0)
1988–1996 Portugal 44 (4)
Teams managed
2002–2003 Serzedelo
2003–2005 Ribeirão
2005 Moreirense
2005–2006 Marco
2007–2008 Vila Meã
2008–2009 Famalicão
2009–2010 Boavista
2010–2011 Gondomar
2011–2013 Tondela
2014–2015 Varzim
2015 Tondela
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

He excelled in the late 80s and early 90s with Benfica,[1] to where he arrived from the lower leagues, going on to amass Primeira Liga totals of 335 games and 43 goals over 11 seasons (289/44 in official matches with his main club) – he also appeared for Vitória de Guimarães in the competition.

A Portugal international for eight years, Paneira represented the country at Euro 1996.

Playing careerEdit

ClubEdit

Born in Calendário, Vila Nova de Famalicão, Braga, Paneira started playing professionally with hometown's F.C. Famalicão, joining F.C. Vizela of the second division in the 1987–88 season and also receiving his first under-21 call-ups during the Toulon Tournament.

He was signed by S.L. Benfica in the summer of 1988, and remained there until the end of the 1994–95 campaign, being an undisputed starter during his seven-year stay as he helped the Lisbon club to the Primeira Liga championship three times, adding the 1993 domestic cup. He also played in the 1990 Champions Cup final, with Benfica losing 0–1 to A.C. Milan;[2] in the 1992–93 UEFA Cup he scored twice in a 2–1 home win against Juventus FC, coached by Giovanni Trapattoni (albeit in a 4–2 aggregate defeat).[3]

Paneira moved to Vitória S.C. for 1995–96, due to problems with Benfica manager Artur Jorge which was also part of a locker room clean-up – he was team captain when this occurred – and played four seasons there.[4][5] In summer 1999 he switched to Académica de Coimbra, and retired at 35 after two years in the second level.[6]

InternationalEdit

Paneira made his debut for Portugal the same year he signed for Benfica, in a 0–0 friendly draw to Sweden on 12 October 1988. In total he won 44 caps for the national team (42 for Benfica and two for Guimarães) and scored four goals in a seven-year period, playing his last international in another friendly, a 1–0 victory over Republic of Ireland on 29 May 1996.

Paneira was chosen by António Oliveira for the Lusitanos squad that reached the quarter-finals at UEFA Euro 1996, but was one of the few players that never left the bench.[7]

Coaching careerEdit

Paneira started his coaching career in 2002, with GD Serzedelo in the fourth tier Terceira Divisão. He also managed his very first club Famalicão, but in the regional leagues.[8]

On 16 December 2009, Paneira was named coach of Boavista FC, with the 2001 league champions now in division three.[9] He was appointed at another side in that tier, C.D. Tondela, on 24 May 2011, leading them to promotion in the playoffs in his first season.[10]

On 10 June 2012, Paneira signed a one-year contract extension. He was relieved of his duties on 8 November of the following year, leaving the team in the ninth position.[11]

In March 2014, Paneira took charge of Varzim S.C. in the third division.[12] He was fired in early May 2015, after a series of bad results.[13]

Paneira returned to Tondela on 30 May 2015, being appointed manager for the club's first ever season in the Portuguese top flight.[14] He was dismissed on 6 October, after winning and drawing one each of the first seven games.[15]

Other venturesEdit

Immediately after retiring and still as an active coach, Paneira worked as a sports commentator with cable channel Sport TV.[8][16][17]

Career statisticsEdit

ClubEdit

[18][19]

Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Famalicão 1985–86
1986–87
Total
Vizela 1987–88
Total
Benfica 1988–89 32 1 4 1 4 0 40 2
1989–90 26 3 2 1 8 0 381 4
1990–91 36 9 3 1 2 0 41 10
1991–92 29 0 4 2 8 1 442 3
1992–93 28 6 7 2 8 4 43 12
1993–94 32 6 2 1 8 1 453 7
1994–95 24 3 4 1 8 0 374 5
Total 207 28 26 9 46 6 2885 44
Vitória Guimarães 1995–96 30 5 4 0 34 5
1996–97 33 7 3 1 36 8
1997–98 33 2 1 0 34 2
1998–99 32 1 1 0 33 1
Total 128 15 9 1 137 16
Académica 1999–00 28 2 0 0 28 2
2000–01 16 0 1 0 17 0
Total 44 2 1 0 45 2
Career totals 55 7

1 includes 2 matches in the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira.

2 includes 2 matches in the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira.

3 includes 3 matches in the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira.

4 includes 1 match and 1 goal in the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira.

5 includes 8 matches and 1 goal in the Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira.

International goalsEdit

[20]

Vítor Paneira: International goals
No. Date Venue Opponent Score Result Competition
1 25 January 1989 Olympic Stadium (Athens), Athens, Greece   Greece 1–2 1–2 Friendly
2 15 February 1989 Estádio da Luz (1954), Lisbon, Portugal   Belgium 1–0 1–1 1990 World Cup qualification
3 26 April 1989 Estádio da Luz (1954), Lisbon, Portugal    Switzerland 3–1 3–1 1990 World Cup qualification
4 20 February 1991 Estádio das Antas, Porto, Portugal   Malta 4–0 5–0 Euro 1992 qualifying

HonoursEdit

PlayerEdit

Benfica[1]

ManagerEdit

Ribeirão

Tondela

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Malheiro, João (July 2006). Memorial Benfica 100 Glórias [Benfica Memorial, 100 glories] (in Portuguese) (Third ed.). QuidNovi. p. 152. ISBN 978-972-8998-26-4.
  2. ^ Ross, James M. "Champions' Cup 1989–90". RSSSF. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Benfica 2–1 Juventus". UEFA. 4 March 1993. Retrieved 4 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Vítor Paneira: «Nunca apertaria a mão a Artur Jorge»" [Vítor Paneira: «I would never shake Artur Jorge's hand»] (in Portuguese). Record. 8 June 2002. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  5. ^ Lopes, Norberto A. (9 January 2003). "Quando Vítor Paneira «despediu» Artur Jorge do Benfica" [When Vítor Paneira «fired» Artur Jorge from Benfica] (in Portuguese). Mais Futebol. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Vítor Paneira: «Saio como desejei, com toda a dignidade»" [Vítor Paneira: «I leave like I wanted, full of dignity»] (in Portuguese). Record. 4 June 2001. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  7. ^ Hodgson, Guy (1 June 1996). "The rising force in Europe counting on their foreign legion; CHAMPIONSHIP COUNTDOWN: No 9 Portugal". The Independent. Retrieved 27 April 2020.
  8. ^ a b Sousa, Norberto (21 March 2009). "Famalicão de Paneira arrasta multidões" [Paneira's Famalicão a crowd magnet] (in Portuguese). Jornal de Notícias. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  9. ^ Vítor Paneira é o novo treinador do Boavista (Vítor Paneira is new Boavista coach); Boavista FC, 16 December 2009 (in Portuguese)
  10. ^ a b "Vítor Paneira: "Seremos principiantes nestas andanças"" [Vítor Paneira: "We will be beginners in this stage"] (in Portuguese). Record. 7 July 2012. Archived from the original on 17 July 2015. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  11. ^ Tondela: Vítor Paneira despedido (Tondela: Vítor Paneira fired); Mais Futebol, 8 November 2013 (in Portuguese)
  12. ^ Vítor Paneira assume comando técnico do histórico Varzim (Vítor Paneira takes the helm of historic Varzim); Público, 25 March 2014 (in Portuguese)
  13. ^ Vítor Paneira deixou o comando do Varzim (Vítor Paneira no longer in charge of Varzim); O Jogo, 5 May 2015 (in Portuguese)
  14. ^ Vítor Paneira é o novo treinador do CD Tondela (Vítor Paneira is the new CD Tondela manager) Archived 10 June 2015 at the Wayback Machine; CD Tondela, 30 May 2015 (in Portuguese)
  15. ^ "Vítor Paneira demitido do Tondela" [Vítor Paneira dismissed at Tondela] (in Portuguese). SAPO. 6 October 2015. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  16. ^ "Vítor Paneira: «Vou continuar como treinador do Tondela»" [Vítor Paneira: «I will continue as manager of Tondela»] (in Portuguese). Sábado. 1 March 2012. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  17. ^ Paulo, Isabel; Silva, Rui Duarte (6 September 2016). "Paneira: "Antigamente, a seleção era uma casa de repouso"" [Paneira: “Back in the day, the national team was a retirement home”] (in Portuguese). Expresso. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  18. ^ Vítor Paneira at ForaDeJogo  
  19. ^ "Vitor Paneira". Footballdatabase. Retrieved 10 June 2015.
  20. ^ "Paneira". European Football. Retrieved 16 July 2015.
  21. ^ "Subida à II B pela mão de Paneira" [Promotion to II B by the hand of Paneira] (in Portuguese). Record. 5 May 2004. Retrieved 16 July 2015.

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